13 Upon the land ['adamah] of my people [`am] shall come up [`alah] thorns [qowts] and briers [shamiyr]; yea, upon all the houses [bayith] of joy [masows] in the joyous [`alliyz] city [qiryah]: KJV-Interlinear
13 for the soil of my people growing up in thorns and briers, yes, for all the joyous houses in the exultant city. ESV
Despite the many warnings that the Bible puts before us, as well as the obvious limitations that we have in life, not the least of which are our physical health, or our short lifespan, when compared to the centuries of history, people continue to disregard the word of God, by ignoring their obligation to learn from the instruction of a daily study, and otherwise do not take seriously the warnings that exist within the Bible.
The land of my people, refers to the Israelites, but also refers to all of Gods people, throughout the world, and throughout history.
Without a spiritual life, which is the land of milk and honey so to speak, there can only be thorns and briers.
The houses of joy, refers to the opulent homes of the wealthy.
Isaiah begins with a warning to all people in general, and then expands the warning to those who have homes of joy, indicating prosperity, and success, and wealth.
The point is that, the destruction will be widespread, and felt by everyone. No one will be left unaffected. No one will be excluded from the destruction. Whether rich or poor, fat or lean, the sin of ignoring God and His provision, will be destruction.
Realize, that all blessing comes from God. Blessing comes from no other source.
And if you reject God, then you obviously reject blessing.
And if you have no blessing, then you have thorns and briers.
And, it matters not what your status is in this world, because everyone has to deal with truth and reality, and there is no dual set of realities, one for the rich and one for the poor.
Just as the lifespan ends in death for everyone, rich or poor, happy or sad, so too, we all have to face the repercussions of our choices in life, whether they be for doctrine and our spiritual life, or without them.
These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.
And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.
To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.
The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.
But you have to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.
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